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Title: Freespeak II programing
Post by: augie propersi on September 22, 2018, 08:22:29 pm
I have a few programing questions the Freespeak documentations are not very clear, I hope one of you guys can answer, I will contact my Clearcom rep as well.

Thanks.
Augie

What does dimmed tallies do?

What does the Audio Filter do ?

What does sidetone tracking actually do ?

Is the Headset limiter an audio limiter (compressor) or a max volume

Mic echo cancelation what does it do and does it work?

Does the out of range Alert  actually work? how does a user know they are out of range?

Thanks again
Augie


Title: Re: Freespeak II programing
Post by: Pete Erskine on September 23, 2018, 12:01:11 pm
I have a few programing questions the Freespeak documentations are not very clear, I hope one of you guys can answer, I will contact my Clearcom rep as well.

Thanks.
Augie

What does dimmed tallies do?

What does the Audio Filter do ?

What does sidetone tracking actually do ?

Is the Headset limiter an audio limiter (compressor) or a max volume

Mic echo cancelation what does it do and does it work?

Does the out of range Alert  actually work? how does a user know they are out of range?

Thanks again
Augie

Dimmed tallies is dimmed screen rather than blackout screen when timed out.
Audio filter will fill in lost audio packets with a copy of the last good packet.  This eliminates the stuttering you get while walking or waving the BP around.
sidetone tracking - if you turn down the volume, your sidetone turns down.
Headset limiter is a bit of both setting is the threashold
If you are connected to another intercom system which leaks your own audio back giving a echo effect, echo cancellation will minimize that.
Out of range gives an audible and vibration alarm when you are...out of range.  this must be turned on in alarms.


Title: Re: Freespeak II programing
Post by: Henry Cohen on September 23, 2018, 12:26:38 pm
Out of range gives an audible and vibration alarm when you are...out of range.  this must be turned on in alarms.

One point to note about the out of range warning: It's not truly real-time. In practice, you'll find that the pack will not be communicating with the base for 10-30 seconds, and/or many meters, before the pack will provide the out range warning. But since the sidetone is locally generated in the pack, the user will not know they are not communicating with the base until the warning is generated, at which point the sidetone will then mute. Conversely, the pack will not provide the within range indication until it has re-established communications with the base for several seconds. This hysteresis is so that the pack "is certain" that communications with the base is truly lost, or re-established, and not merely a quick drop out or stray RF link.

As your application is a fixed install, it should be fairly easy to establish the actual boundaries of reliable RF link between the packs and base so as not to have this be an issue.
Title: Re: Freespeak II programing
Post by: Aram Piligian on September 24, 2018, 03:29:06 pm
The great part of the range limits is that you receive audio for longer than you transmit it.  So you can hear people telling you that you're out of range because your audio is garbled, rather than just talking into the ether...
Title: Re: Freespeak II programing
Post by: Dan Currie on October 30, 2018, 03:01:43 pm
Where are the audio filter and sidetone tracking adjustments located?  I assumed they'd be under General Settings, or Headset, in the beltpack roles page but have looked all over.

Base Version: 1.012.3-7310(Boot-Version FS-1.1.1)hw:2-2
Beltpack SW: 1.06.32.0

Maybe they're not available without an upgrade.


   
Title: Re: Freespeak II programing
Post by: Pete Erskine on October 30, 2018, 04:10:52 pm
Where are the audio filter and sidetone tracking adjustments located?  I assumed they'd be under General Settings, or Headset, in the beltpack roles page but have looked all over.

Base Version: 1.012.3-7310(Boot-Version FS-1.1.1)hw:2-2
Beltpack SW: 1.06.32.0

Maybe they're not available without an upgrade.


 

Yes you need an upgrade.  A stand alone system should be

1.9  beltpack  2.27.32.0
1.9 tranciever 2.6.28.0
2.4 beltpack 2.24.50.0
2.4 tranciever 2.2.49.0
base 1.5.1.15 (only available thru rep not online)  $ if system is over 6 months old